Cover crop

Cover crops – restoring soil

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Cover crops are one of many mechanisms that can help shift agriculture from destructive and sick to regenerative and healthy.

Variety of vegetables

Should we always trust agricultural research?

Reading Time: 5 minutes

There is a huge issue in agriculture that most of the research, especially prominent research, is driven by the agrochemical agenda.

Contrasting fields

The carbon balance on dairy farms

Reading Time: 5 minutes

There are seven farms which have negative net carbon emissions for the duration of this study. That is amazing! It completely changes the narrative of the negative impact of dairy farming.

Cattle grazing

The impact of livestock on biodiversity

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Livestock, farming, farmers, meat – they are all often just grouped into one category and linked to negative environmental impacts. This is very unfair.

Trace & Save goals

What do the Trace & Save sustainability scores tell us?

Reading Time: 7 minutes

We have been very encouraged to see improvements. Most farmers working with us have really shown a strong desire to improve the sustainability of their farms.

Dairy cows

Case study: How to reduce your carbon footprint

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Agriculture is often pointed at as the source of high greenhouse gas emissions. How can dairy farmers reduce their carbon footprint?

Tractor spraying field

Wasted energy

Reading Time: 2 minutes

We are borrowing non-renewable resources from past and future generations to support this one. That is the very opposite of sustainable agriculture.

Bank coins and notes

Evidence of the economic advantages of working with Trace & Save

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Farmers do not gain economic advantages because they make use of the Trace & Save tools. Farmers improve because they manage their farms better – the tools help them to do this.

Dairy cows in field

Eight years of dairy farm carbon footprints

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Climate change is a huge challenge facing society, and dairy farms are often pointed at as having a large carbon footprint.

Pastures

Case study: Growing cheaper pastures

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The take-away challenge is for farmers to assess whether their fertiliser costs are decreasing per pasture produced. Are you growing cheaper pastures?